Why do I need to stop eating and drinking before anesthesia?

It is important that you remain NPO. Absolutely no food, drink, gum, or ice chips usually after midnight the day before surgery. This helps prevent you from vomiting while you are under anesthesia. This can be dangerous if it happens during anesthesia.

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Clear Liquids

Clear liquids consist of any drink you can see through. For example, water, juices, and clear sodas. Nothing with pulp and avoid purple, red, and brown liquids.

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